Lucia Ann Bender, 86, formerly of Raleigh , NC passed away peacefully Thursday, September 11, 2014. Born in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Amelia Mikel Seaman Hodge and Joseph Seaman.
Lucia attended Winthrop College and was an administrative assistant in the NC Legislature and the NC ABC Commission for many years as well as the owner of Lucia’s Fruit Baskets in Raleigh, NC.
She was proceeded in death by her first husband, and the father of her seven children, Ben Sloan; second husband Norman Bender; brothers Anthony Seaman, Joseph Seaman, Ed Seaman; sisters Edna Seaman, Josephine Underwood, Mary Farrell and Rose Brown.
Lucia is survived by her children Ben Sloan and wife Sherry, Joe Sloan and Trudy Mullins, Deborah Sholes, LuAnne Adams and husband Bill, Pat Hodge and husband Ish, David Sloan and wife Donna, and Greg Sloan and wife Ella.
Lucia also had five grandchildren Kasey Wilder, Kendall Mulcahy, Justin Adams, Madison Sloan and Emery Sloan and two great grandchildren Jordan Adams and Mason Mulcahy.
The service will be Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00am at Raleigh Memorial Park at 7501 Glenwood Avenue, 27612. Phone (919)787-2766.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099